Grand Anaicut

ONE OF THE OLDEST WATER-DIVERSION

GRAND ANAICUT

Called as Kallanai, Grand Anaicut is located 19 km from Tiruchirapalli. This 330 meters long and 30 meters wide Dam, is a great engineering marvel of the yester years, for its strength and excellence. This was built by the great Chola King Karikala Cholan in the 2nd Century.  The Lower Anaicut built by Sir Arthur Cotton in 19th Century across Kollidam, a major tributary of River Kaveri is said to be a replicated structure of Kallanai.

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